The IPL laser is one of the most recent advances in laser technology, and can be used very effectively in removing unwanted hair from various parts of your body. IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. This intense pulse of light basically uses different wavelengths of light to target and destroy the hair follicle in your skin, thus preventing hair from growing back.
These treatments require very highly sophisticated equipment, and as such, they also require a very well trained and experienced practitioner to operate them. In addition, not everyone is a good candidate for IPL hair removal. Certain hair types are much more difficult to work on, require much more treatments, and at times just simply cannot be treated properly.
Most of the times these hair types that are difficult are darker haired people who also have darker skin, as the risk to damaging the skin increases as the levels of pigment increase in their skin. These are all issues to discuss with your practitioner before starting treatment with an IPL machine.
• Light: 590 - 1200 nm
• Skin Type: Skin type I, Skin type II, Skin type III, Skin Type IV